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The Soils Project – A Collaborative Approach to Curatorial Practice

Peta Clancy detail from the photographic installation Surfacing 2023ink-jet pigment print100 x 150 cm. Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

The Soils Project – A Collaborative Approach to Curatorial Practice

Tuesday 24 Oct 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us at TarraWarra Museum of Art for a conversation with Director, Victoria Lynn and First Nations artists Brooke Wandin (Wurundjeri) and Peta Clancy (Bangerang) about The Soils Project — and its highly collaborative approach to curatorial practice.

The Soils Project is the latest iteration of an ongoing research-based experimental project developed by TarraWarra Museum of Art in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands and Struggles for Sovereignty, a collective based in Yogyokarta, Indonesia.

The project brings together 13 practitioners and collectives from Australia, the Netherlands and Indonesia to explore the complex and diverse relationships between environmental change and colonisation.

The event includes discussion and networking over refreshments.

Bookings essential by 11:59pm Friday 20 October.

When: Tuesday 24th October 2023
Time: 2pm – 4pm, including refreshments
Where: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Wurundjeri Country, Healesville VIC 3777
Cost: PGAV Members & Supporter Members: FREE - Bookings essential


Brooke Wandin (Wurundjeri)
Brooke Wandin is a Wurundjeri educator, language worker and artist. Brooke has developed and facilitated a range of cultural educational programs, providing Wurundjeri cultural and historical education for preschool to tertiary students. She is also one of the Directors of Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation. In 2022, she was the recipient of the Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship at State Library Victoria, where she examined materials relating to Woiwurrung language to assist in the development of a Woiwurrung language database.

Peta Clancy (Bangerang)
Peta Clancy is a Bangerang artist living on Wurundjeri Country. She is a researcher in the Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous practice-based research Lab at MADA (Monash University Art, Design and Architecture Faculty ). Clancy has been awarded numerous grants, including a Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Board, in 2023. Her photographic installation Confluence, developed and realised on Wurundjeri Country at the confluence where Merri Creek meets the Birrarung, was exhibited in the group exhibition Slippery Images curated by Maggie Finch for Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2023. Her artwork has been exhibited widely at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad Branch, Russia; Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida; Bendigo Art Gallery; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her work is represented in major public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria; Bendigo Art Gallery; Ballarat Art Gallery; RMIT Collection; Artbank; and Parliament House Art Collection.

Image: Peta Clancy, detail from the photographic installation Surfacing 2023, ink-jet pigment print, 100 x 150 cm. Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.

Tuesday 24 Oct 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE (Booking Required)

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